Purging iTunes Music?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Oppressed, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. Oppressed macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2010
    So I'm running low on space on my MBA and I was wondering if there is an efficient way of removing mass amounts of music from iTunes, but not all of the music. Basically there is a ton of songs that I simply don't listen to any more, and most of which I can get on Spotify. At the same time I would like to just store these on an external hard drive.

    In short I want to separate my iTunes library, keep the files, and not have a bunch of (!) next to the removed songs.
  2. jackrv macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2011
    Delete the files in iTunes, but choose not to move to Trash when prompted. Then move those songs to another storage device.

    Also, you can re-import those songs again if you wish and leave them in place by having iTunes not manage your files in preferences. You'll get the ! then when you're not home, but they will be available when you are.
  3. h00ligan macrumors 68030

    Apr 10, 2003
    A hot desert
    If you are deleting them outright - I would say don't move them to an external drive and wait for iTunes match - then you can chuck them.

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